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About Steve

Experienced session musician... clients including including The Beach Boys, Culture Club, Deniece Williams, Jimmy Witherspoon, Errol Brown.
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Steve has extensive experience of professional playing, across a wide variety of genres. His first professional gig was with Culture Club during their 1980s heyday. From there he went onto record and perform with acts such as the Beach Boys, Jimmy Witherspoon, Denieice Williams, Alvin Stardust, and many others.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Pop, Covers, Soul, Disco, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Funk, Funk rock, Motown, Tribute, Vintage, R&B, Glam rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, World music, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Bossa nova, Tango, Ska, Skiffle, Samba, Latin, Cuban music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Community music worker, Musicologist
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Song list

All the Things You Are Jerome Kern
Autumn Leaves Joseph Kosma
Beatrice Sam Rivers
Billy's Bounce Parker
Black Orpheus Luiz Bonfa
Blue Bossa Kenny Dorham
Bluesette Toots Thielemans
Bossa Antigua Paul Desmond
Cheesecake Dexter Gordon
Coera Lee Morgan
Cry Me a River Arthur Hamilton
Days of Wine and
Roses Mancini
Flamingo Ted Grouya
Georgia Hoagy Carmichael
Giant Steps Coltrane
I Can't Get Started Vernon Duke
I Could Write a Book Richard Rogers
I Wish I Knew How It
Would Feel to be Free Billy Taylor
If You Never Come To Me Jobim
It Could Happen to You Jimmy Van Heusen
I'll Remember April Raye De Paul
Laura David Raskin
Lawns Carla Bley
Look to the Sky Jobim
Lucky Southern Keith Jarret
Lullaby of Birdland George Shearing
Mercy Mercy Mercy Joe Zawinul
Misty Errol Garner
My Funny Valentine Richard Rogers
Once I Loved Jobim
Samba De Orfue Lius Bonfa
Triste Jobim
What a Difference a Day
Makes Maria Grever
When Sunny Gets Blue Marvin Fisher


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Sarah B, 3 years ago

Steve played at our annual Summer garden party which made the event extra special. His choice of songs and saxophone music were played from the heart, and we look forward to welcoming him back next year.

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Ron B, 3 years ago

Thanks Steve for the Sax solo on my track Avery Row on the Poverty Lane album Trace. It certainly gives colour to the song. Great work!

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